In an extraordinary disclosure, a gay man said the Pope told him God made him Gay. As another link tells us, we do not know for certain the Pope said this. In addition, it would be better if what the Pope tells someone in private not be retold to the public.
The Pope does pastoral counseling to troubled people and that is to his credit. What he is alleged to have said to people like this gay man and to a trans man and to a boy whose father was an atheist are against church doctrine. My guess is he has been saying the same thing all of his career as a priest and it never occurs to him to do things differently now.
The allegations are interesting at several levels. One is that it appears church doctrine is not the most important thing in the world to the Pope. This must be frustrating to those who think of almost nothing else but doctrine. Rules people love rules.
Interesting too is that many thousands of priests will read how the Pope provided pastoral counseling. They may see the opportunity to say similar things to those they counsel. The result has to be some sliding away from the old rigid rules of the rule-obsessed Catholic Church.
This Pope seems comfortable with opposing views remaining unresolved in the church. And why not? Disagreements have been there since day one and will be there as long as there is a church.